Swann De La Rosa was born in Paris, France. While growing up, she lived in several other countries, such as Belgium, South Africa, Canada and the US. From a very young age, Swann's dream had always been to become a ballerina. She pursued her passion for Dance for 20+ years, while following her mother's path and studying Art & Designs.
In 2011, Swann opened herself to something new and unknown to her, she discovered the world of Fitness and Bodybuilding while studying in New York. She learned to train at a level that far exceeded her expectations of how she believed she could perfect her body and build her strength inside-out. "It keeps my spirit alive and pushes me every day. This lifestyle has given me much purpose and direction".
Swann started competing in the figure division the same year and put together an impressive winning streak in the amateur NPC ranks. A few months later, Swann was granted IFBB Pro status from her native country of France.
In 2013 Swann and her husband Jonathan De La Rosa IFBB Pro, opened NATURAL BODY New Rochelle, their own Sports Supplements & Vitamins in New York. Today, they also own a private training studio, where Swann personally trains women and helps them reach their health and fitness goals. Swann loves to extend her knowledge and instill in her clients, costumers, and fans, the same standards she has for herself. "What a mind can believe, the body can achieve. Through hard work, dedication and persistence, and the right guidance, anything is possible."
Her love for Art, Designs and Fashion has never left her, Swann created her clothing line SWANN COLLECTION designed for women who live active and in style.
I am a very disciplined girl in all areas of my life, I consider myself
a warrior girl, when I have a goal I do not rest until I get the result
I'm looking for, in fitness you need a lot of discipline.
Why did you decide to become a fitness athlete?
Because I wanted to get the experience of competing, I prepared for
6 months and went to the competition, it was my first competition and
I went second in my category, I was very happy and with so much
preparation I got used to living a healthy and fit life.
Describe your daily exercise routine I train an hour and a half per day: 1 hour of weights and 30 minutes
of cardio, I work 1 thigh per day with 6 types of exercises with 4
sets of each exercise.
"I do not have everything I love, but I love everything I have"
I was never a gym person I've always been a skinny fat girl. I used to do tons of music videos, short films and commercials before fitness. I started competing in the NPC in 2010. Placed 4th at my very first show and got hooked. I set goals for myself : Turn Pro, Place 1st and qualify for the Olympia. I turned pro in 2011 and took off from there winning 6 shows and coming in 2nd by 1 point at the 2013 Bikini Olympia.
I have 2 beautiful girls and an amazing husband. Sometimes its difficult to juggle things around but if you plan it accordingly its possible.
I just started competing again after having my 2nd child and gaining 81 pounds. I want to show women out there that yes you can get back in shape and step on stage again. I'm excited to see what happens next.
My FAVORITE Betancourt Products are
Carnitine Plus, Ripped Juice and NOW D Stunner Alpha I just started taking this product and wow the amount of energy and push I get during my work out is unbelievable.
My name is Chelsea Larson.. I am 24 years old, and an IFBB Figure Pro. I started my competition journey in 2016 where I won my pro card at the 2016 USA’s in Bikini, before making the switch to the figure division in 2017. Fitness has always been a huge part of my life from gymnastics and all star cheerleading, to a collegiate cheerleader for Boise State University. I graduated in 2015 from BSU with a Bachelors in Health Science, and quickly after put it to use and traded in my Pom Pom’s for a sparkly bikini.”
Hometown: Peoria, Arizona
Birthday: March 17
Education: Arizona State University (Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Wellness)
Favorite Exercise: Machine Lateral Raises
Favorite Body Part: Shoulders
Occupation: Corporate Wellness
Favorite Betancourt Nutrition Stack- Pure Aminos, Glutamine Plus, Carnitine Plus Metabolism, Bullnox, and Pump'd (pre workout)
How I got started?
Second semester of my freshman year in high school I took weight training as a class and absolutely fell in love. I was a gymnast and soccer player since the age of 3 and ran track in high school. Lifting weights came so natural to me and became an important aspect in bettering myself as an all-around athlete.
Once high school was over, it was hard not being able to be involved in sports like I once was. That was when a friend who had previously competed in NPC shows approached me with the idea of competing. From there I decided to go forth in doing a show and started out with bikini. I quickly realized back stage that I was in the wrong category! Being a gymnast and a soccer player majority of my life as well as lifting weights for a few years at that point had left me with that naturally built body frame. When prepping for my first figure show I found myself getting back to something that I loved, lifting weights, but I had a goal, and from there my career as a figure competitor took off.
Learning about nutrition and even more in depth about the human body in college really brought everything together for me. I found my niche in what I wanted to do. I not only have been able to transform my body into something I only thought imaginable, but I have also been able to help others in reaching their personal goals as well. Helping, motivating, and inspiring others is one of the most rewarding aspects of this industry. Thank you to Betancourt Nutrition for believing in me and for the endless support they have given me, as well as to everyone who has followed and continues to follow and support my journey!